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Apr 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
law. >> announcer: you are watching " "today in the bay." >>> well, everybody's heard about it and lots of uninsured workers are likely looking forward to it, but did you know that the affordable health care law also known as obama care is coming with a catch if you don't have it. the tax man will be playing a role in enforcing the law. you might be surprised at the panel tis, if you are not playing by the rules. few people outside of lawyers and accountants know about it, but the irs is charged with playing enforcer for president obama's new health care law. if you are not insured, it will impact your tax return beginning with the tax year 2014 and beyond. >> today's decision was a victory for people all over this country. >> this is about freedom of choice. >> medicare -- >> taxes going up on everybody. >> affordable insurance. >> the obama care program -- >> all of of the political noise surrounding the implementation of the affordleable care act has obscured the finer points about how the new law might affect each one of us. >> the irs is going to play a lot of roles. >>
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Apr 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
as everybody else wants to get in, return to their homes, see what's left, law enforcement is having none of it. they're keeping everybody out until that area can be searched and secured. we're in west, texas, nbc news. >>> chemical fires are some of the very hardest to fight. nbc bay area's bob redell just spoke with a fire chief on the peninsula who has experience with these particular fires. he joins us live from the newsroom. it's possible that one can make the situation worse when fighting a chemical blast. >> you are correct, especially considering the chemical involved in yesterday's fire. turns out, it doesn't react well at all with father, which is obviously what firefighters were relying on to put out the flames. menlo park fire chief who's talked about the texas city fertilizer explosion that killed hundreds in the 1940s believes yesterday's disaster will become another one for the textbooks. he has questions about how firefighters responded to the fire. >> did they make it better or worse? >> reporter: that plant reportedly stored tens of thousands of pounds of a type of ammonia, ex
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Apr 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
on how they are going to enforce the law. >> breaking news on the m.i.t. campus tonight, where a campus police officer has been shot and killed, there have been reports of numerous blasts or explosions at this point we don't know if these are controlled explosions of officers detonating an item or if they were true explosions. this is what we know at this hour, a police officer was answering a disturbance call when he was shot and killed. we understand it had something to do with a carjacking but that is not completely confirmed. since then, police officers have swarmed the campus and federal agents have been on the campus and homeland security is on the campus as well. there's an active search is, we believe there's one person in custody being questioned, but the nature of the questioning is unclear. we will keep a close eye on it for you. tnchlt . >> the mayor of west texas said that 30 to 40 people are believed to be dead. caused mass devastation. four city blocks leveled. 75 homes and an apartment complex. this part is very sad, firefighters responding to the fire prp actually caugh
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Apr 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
on the capital grounds. patrolling visitors have been told, expect to see increased law enforcement presence as officials try to work out what happened in boston. there was a security shutdown around the white house. the metro, airports, extra police. a heavy presence after these bombings, explosions in boston. what is going on with the investigation? lawmakers are expected to find out today as the fbi, homeland security and others come to brief key lawmakers on the intelligence committee about what happened on that race. president obama got updates overnight while you were sleeping. this morning, he is expected to get more updates telling his aides to keep me posted and make sure the fbi has what they need. some things have been put off on capitol hill. the immigration bill that was to be rolled out will be introduced but not with all the fanfare as expected. other things may be put off. emancipation day, a parade, a big concert in d.c. local officials tell us, that is still on amid this heavy security presence. laura? >> tla >> thank you very much. they found themselves at the center of al
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Apr 21, 2013 8:00am PDT
that law enforcement is still pursuing, the fbi and the atf, the state police and local police as well. there are a lot of questions that all of us have and that law enforcement have yet to answer for us including questions direct directly to the suspect, but there isn't any basis for concern about another imminent threat. >> let me ask you some particulars about the surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, who is now in the hospital. appare apparently he has a wound to the throat. did he try to commit suicide? >> i don't know the answer to that. >> do you know when doctors are saying he might actually be able to communicate? is there a real question about whether he'll be able to speak? >> i don't know those answers, david. i do know that he is in serious condition, but he's stable. and there are investigators prepared to interview him when he's able to be interviewed. >> the question about him coming onto the radar of the fbi two years ago, he was interviewed, he was tracked at the request of the russians, according to federal officials. that's questions now, for you and authorities in
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Apr 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
applauding the work of law enforcement there. >>> the parents of the two suspects are speaking out, both believe their sons are innocent and they say they think they were framed. nbc's adrian long reports from moscow. >> reporter: the father of the two suspects believes they are innocent and told nbc news that he believes they were framed and he's frightened for his younger son. he said he last spoke to the two boys just right after the marathon on monday, 26-year-old tamerlan now deceased and dzhokhar in the hospital, he wanted to make sure they were okay. the mother of the two sons claims that she believes also they are innocent and described them as good curt yous and mode students. >> what i can say, i am pretty sure, like 100% sure this is a setup. my two sons are really innocent and i know that my -- neither of them never, never have talked about whatever they think about now. >> reporter: tamerlan became more religious and was praying five times a day. she last spoke to him in february. >>> president obama went with his national security council at the white house, the team rev w
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Apr 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
powerful men says he will punish senators that voted against the new gun control law. scott mcgrew and ron conway promising to fund their opponents coming up at the next election. >> he definitely has the funds to do it. conway is an angel investor, arguably, the second most powerful person in san francisco behind mayor ed lee. he is an early investor in all kinds of tech, including twitter. he told the san francisco chronicle, he is so angry about wednesday's vote in the senate, he will help candidates defeat senators that voted against expanded background checks. google reports profits today. do watch for increased costs. larry page has always said he wants google to change the world, not necessarily make money. now, the company makes a tremendous amount of money. while that is important to investors, it is not important to larry. google telling app developers interested in its new glass device, the company is going to be much more restricted than it is for android apps. android, you can do pretty much anything you want. glass, no, no advertisements and apps will have to be approved ahea
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Apr 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
for the stopping of send ing fingerprins to the government. >> to comply with federal law and we are trying identify the people that should be deported, committed violent crime, and that they no longer reside in our communities. >>> almeida sheriff said he trusted the law enforcement officials to do their job well. >> a changing of the guard in oakland after three months of patrolling the streets the almeida sheriff's department is pulling out of oakland. they failed to come to an agreement with the city to extend the contract. however, the chp today did extent the contract. they will patrol oakland as many as four days a week. this new agreement will go before city council for approval on may seventh. >> translator: the first known members of a terror plot are going to be in court tomorrow. the video shows one of the suspects after his arrest, both men who live in canada have been under surveillance since august. >> to the latest to boston marathon bottoming. the suspect has been charged in that attack. he will be tried in a federal court, if convicted he could face the death penalty. a we
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Apr 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
response team has been called in to investigate. law enforcement will be on the scene overnight continuing to sift through the rubble and the community hit by the explosion, hoping to find the victims. now, back to you. >>> okay, thank you, so much kevin. a bay area emergency responder tells us what made the fire in texas so dangerous was the chemical involved. the fire chief said that ammonia doesn't react well with water, which is what they used to try to put out the flames, when the two substances react, it causes the explosives. >> if you have the anhydrous, it will expand the vapor cloud. could that have prepared more problems that they were not aware of? >> there was a chemical explosion in east palo alto, nowhere near the scale of west texas, but the plant shut down when the explosion is happened. that spark caused the chemicals to explode as they were being transferred. >>> and the emotionally charged debate regarding guns is over. and the next issue, immigration reform which figures to be front and center on capitol hill in the coming weeks. sam brock looks at a claim from alabama
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Apr 17, 2013 5:00am PDT
's radiation law could be over before it ever even started. >>> new developments in the case against a man accused of killing three on the vegas strip, including a local inspiring rap artist. >>> silicon valley takes a closer look at the immigration bill. we'll take a look, coming up. >>> welcome back, everybody, on a wednesday morning. spanning shots up in san francisco. that is the bay bridge off in the distance. a little bit of traffic picking up. mike inouye will be here to tell you all about the roads in a matter of minutes. it's 5:13. >>> silicon valley is pouring over that new proposed immigration bill that seems to have everything high-tech wants. scott mcgrew has the details. >> we really need to see it close-up. many of us in california haven't actually seen the bill itself, much less gone through it line by line. top line stuff seems to give silicon valley what it wants, including doubling of h1v visas and company that is use immigrant veezias. increase the number of visas for foreigners who graduate from foreign schools. we educate smart kids but then send them back to places l
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Apr 22, 2013 2:00am PDT
a law degree, the career pour after. >> part of her dream was to become one of, was to become an actress. >> two reevas, the gorgeous bikini model who displayed herself to the world and the surprisingly modest 29 year old who lived with her friend gina's family in one very modest bedroom and talked about wanting to use her growing celebrity to make a difference. >> she wanted to do something to help people and to get word out there, to have a voice. and she was going to do that this year. this was a very big year for her. >> why use her voice? she was determined to help end violence against women. as friends gina and darin told us, it was a subject she knew first hand. >> she had spoken about having a previous le abusive relationship. >> she would never stand for anything like that again. she was, if she said something once, you could bet your bottom dollar on it, that that was always how it was going to be. >> didn't look like that would be an issue, though, when she settled into a long term relationship with this guy, warren. the one her friends called the nice guy in her life. >> how
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Apr 16, 2013 5:00am PDT
to reformed gun laws on capitol hill may be in big trouble. >>> welcome back, this is a live picture from boston, massachusetts, bringigham and women's hospital. three people died and hundreds others injured. this deadly explosion, two of them, at the boston marathon, now leading to tighter security all around washington. tracie potts is live with more details on how law enforcement is responding to this big-time attack >>> a shiftdown at the white house, more officers around the capitol and in the train and bus station as a result of what happened in boston. lawmakers want to know, what happened, who was behind it, what are we doing about it. they will get that briefing later this morning. the fbi and other agencies, counter terrorism officials, the intelligence community, homeland security coming here to capitol hill to give key lawmakers an update on this investigation. president obama got an update. he was up overnight getting one. he gets another update telling aides to keep me posted and make sure that resources are getting where they need to go in boston. now, there was a huge even
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Apr 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
of watertown erupt into cheers, applauding the work of law enforcement. the white house releasing this photo of president obama in the oval office moments after tsarnaev was captured. it showed the president being briefed by the assistant to the president. mr. obama addressed the nation last night. praising law enforcement personnel and the city of boston for its resolve. this week, some 9,000 people from every law enforcement agency near and far descended upon boston to help catch the the two men who allegedly terrorized the city. the key was working together. coming up later in this newscast, we sit down with a bay area expert on s.w.a.t. communication to discuss what it takes to keep the country safe. life in boston and in watertown is returning to normal this morning. major sporting events including home games will be played today. both were postponed yesterday. closer to home, the giants are taking on the padres tonight. the officials are warning folks to give themselves plenty of extra time to get through security. today in the bay's monty francis has a look at what fans can expect at
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Apr 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
your door unless it is law enforcement >>> this is a serious situation. we are taking it seriously. we are asking the public to take it seriously by following simple instructions. we have every aspect we can possibly muster on the ground right now. they are doing a terrific job and working in concert with each other. we are going to need the public to help us help them stay safe. >>> within the past hour, law enforcement did surround a home in watertown not far from where the shootout took place. they did take a man and woman into custody. it's not clear what relation, if any, they have to the tsarnaev brothers or to this case. bob redell, "today in the bay." >> i want to quickly check the forecast now with meteorologist, christina loren. weather will play a factor. you made it to friday. it's been a rough week. i have good news in the weather department. 6:18. let's take you alive and talk about what's happening. run for boston in the building is pretty comfortable out there. temperatures today are going to be on the warm side. plenty of low 80s, 79 in napa. 80 in concord. christie sm
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Apr 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
, and made it virtually unknown just a week later. and the entirety of the law enforcement that worked this case should be commended for their efforts. >> reporter: court documents also contain new details about thursday night's carjacking. the fbi says surveillance pictures show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev at a gas station in cambridge where they drove with the owner of the suv they carjacked. one of them, investigators say, began the carjacking by pointing a gun at the driver and saying, "did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that." the carjacker showed the driver that he had bullets in his gun according to the fbi and said, "i'm serious." at the scene of the shootout in watertown where tamerlan tsarnaev was killed, other explosive devices were also found. in an interview for "dateline" nbc, the boston police commissioner says that's one reason he thinks the brothers planned other attacks. >> we had to step over some unexploded devices that they threw at the officers. and i can only understand from that that they had other targets. they were going other places. >> that wa
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Apr 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
for today in toronto. >> a prominent defense attorney fighting to keep her law license after admitting to smuggling out of jail a hit list for her client. lor lorna brown going before the state bar for an administrative trial. confessing to hiding a hand-written note in her legal papers after visiting him in 2010. that note contained a list of people whom bay allegedly wanted dead. he was convicted of ordering the murders of oakland journalist, chauncey bailey and two other men in 2007. brown could be disbarred for the offense. >>> a san francisco city attorney wants to know why dozens of mentally ill patients are being shipped to the bay area. published reports claiming the psychiatric hospital in las vegas bussed about 1500 discharged patients out of down over the past five years. they say at least 36 ended up in san francisco with nowhere to go and ended up in a homeless shelter our out in the streets. >> taking advantage of our most vulnerable putting them on a one-way ticket to know support. >> go to san francisco. they will take care of you. the san francisco department of public
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Apr 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
as a maintenance worker to molest a young child. we will show it to you next >>> plus, the new law in the works to try and keep convicted sex offenders off of california school campuses. >>> we will continue to follow the breaking news out of west texas, still, no exact word on how many people were killed by an explosion at a fertilizer plant. an update is next. >>> it was like an earthquake. a lot of the buildings are gone. we need to get some search teams in here to get the people out. >> the search for survivors continues as many as 50 people are dead. the last count, almost 200 people injured. dozens of homes and businesses leveled by the concussion of the explosion, including a nursing home and a school. this morning, investigators say they are calling it a criminal investigation until they learn otherwise. we will continue to follow the story out of west texas, bring you live updates throughout the morning. >>> what a faterrifying scene tt is. mary thompson joining us live from cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning. >>> we are looking ahead to this morning's open on wall
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Apr 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
you spend the day talking to your federal law enforcement sources across the country. >> we are hearing there was no active specific target in california that is receiving special attention but everyone stresses that all agencies remain on high alert status. one of the early keys is the fact that they did recover at least one device that did not detonate. that is key because they are skilled at reverse engineering these devices. we are told the sophistication will help determine the potential suspect or suspects. you can bet they are combing through every piece of video and video cameras in that area. federal agents are currently running down leads internationally and domestically and two sources said today is also tax day. we also confirmed there is no individual or individuals from the bay area currently being investigated for any connection to the boston bombing. and finally two sources say on attacks like this it is not uncommon to have what is called a spike in monitored chatter and communications. both sources said according to federal agents the federal agents did not
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Apr 23, 2013 5:00am PDT
for approval on may 7th. >>> a prominent city attorney fighting to keep her law license after admitting to smuggling a hit list out of jail. kristy sn christie smith is live. >> reporter: lawyers for the state are expected to be here in san francisco a little later this morning to say that attorney lorna brown should effectively be disbarred from practicing law for allegedly smuggling this hit list from jail from her client, a list of people that were apparently marked for death or intimidation. she is a former attorney for the once leader of the black organization in oakland. brown has admitted she took his hand written notes after meeting him in jail in 2010. the people on this list were witnesses against bay. that, according to the article. he was convicted for murdering chauncey bailey and two other men. she said she thought the papers she obtained were only love letters to his girlfriend and sermons. the list ended up in the car of a felon who called himself bay's number one soldier. she faces an ethics violation. the trial today should determine what her punishment is. reporting l
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Apr 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to give personal space. a proposed ordinance or law recommended by a city committee would create a buffer zone of 25 feet, right about here, saying protesters cannot cross this line. opponents say this violates their free speech rights and if approved, they will sue. on tuesday, you can find mother of four jamie glenn praying, not at church but here at the planned parenthood in san francisco where she says her group 40 days for life prays for women who are considering abortions and then tries to talk to them. >> maybe they need one last time to hear we'll provide for you financially, or help you find a job. that could be the key. >> reporter: but in two weeks it could be tougher to reach those women. it's likely the board of supervisors will pass an ordinance that creates a 25-foot zone between pro testitesterspr. right now 9 of 11 supports the measure. >> we think that protects access without intimidation but at the same time allowing for free speech. >> reporter: supervisor david campos said he's worked finding a solution with existing laws, the white zone and the eight-foot bubble zone
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Apr 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
metropolitan area. only law enforcement, of course, is able to take to the skies in that area. we have what can only be described as an extraordinary situation in a major american city this morning. i want to turn to don berelli, a form fer special agent with the fbi, part of the joint terrorism task force, and has expertise and a security consultant. so much to talk to you about but i think you can't fathom a more dangerous situation for the officers who are responding here. >> absolutely. that was my first thought. it does not get much worse than this. you have somebody who has both weapons and explosives, and it appears they may have this person contained. appears, we don't know that for sure. but the concern, obviously, is could he be in a barricade situation, which is an extremely dangerous position for tactical officers and worse than that, could he take hostages and that's where the danger goes through the roof. this is the concern immediately as far as tactically what is happening on the ground there. then you have the added angle of possible accomplices. what's happening around the cit
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Apr 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
's cell phone that was in the car so law enforcement could not track her movements. if you take into account the charges of kidnapping, child endangerment and vehicle theft, she faces a max of 10 years in jail, prison. hernandez also supposed to appear in court here tomorrow at the hall of justice on related charges of drug possession and being under the influence of drugs. reporting live here outside the hall of justice in san jose, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> bob, thanks a lot. in san lorenzo, police figuring out how a woman died in her own driveway. the woman was in her 50s and found early sunday morning lying in a pool of blood just outside of her home near east 14th street. a machine that lives a few doors down tells us that area is regularly patrolled by security. the sheriff's department says the coroner must now determine whether the woman was a victim of a crime. >>> oakland police right now investigating a mugging and shooting in upscale rock ridge neighborhood, an area not known for violent crime. saturday night, a couple was walking on manila avenue when somebo
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Apr 20, 2013 5:00am PDT
on "today in the bay." some 9,000 people from every law enforcement agency near and far descended on boston to help catch the the two men who terrorized the city. coming up on "today in the bay," we sit down with an expert on s.w.a.t. emergency communication to discuss what it takes to keep the country safe from these types of attacks. this and all the morning's top stories coming up at 7:00 on "today in the bay. we'll have another local update for you in 30 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show. [ male announcer ] a car that can actually see like a human, using stereoscopic cameras. ♪ and even stop itself if it has to. ♪ the technology may be hard to imagine. but why you would want it... is not. the 2014 e-class. it doesn't just see the future. it is the future. >>> celebration in the streets of boston. relieved residents there thanking law enforcement officers for their bravery last night. cheering the "usa" after remaining boston bombing suspect was captured. it came after a dramatic end to these events. a hail of gunfire followed a day in which included an unprecedented lockdow
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Apr 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
are asking the public to take it seriously as well. with this law enforcement by following those simple instructions. we've got every asset that we can possibly muster on the ground right now. they are doing a terrific job and working in concert with each other. we are going to need the public to help us help them stay safe. >> as i mentioned, this shootout took place rufftook place rough the fbi released the photos of those two men. there was a carjacking and police were on their trail shortly there after. to wrap it up, the one brother, the older one, he is dead. that suspect has been shot and killed by police as the younger brother, the 19-year-old is still at-large and police are very concerned about how armed and dangerous he is. that's why you have this shelter in place, which is effectively shutting down the boston metropolitan area. the transit areas in the agency are shut down. reporting live, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> we want to tell you our own terry mcqueeny is in watertown and we expect a live report from him in a moment. i want to check in with scott mcgrew this m
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Apr 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in or out unless you live here, you walk in. law enforcement or member of the media. streets are shut down to traffic as investigators try to find the person responsible. back to you. >> okay. katie davis, thank you from boston. a horrible situation there. of course the streets closed around copley square. it's like times square for new york city where everyone comes to gather especially on this day, patriots day, in boston, massachusetts. terry mcsweeney is on his way to boston right now. once he arrives, he'll gather the latest information on this investigation and will touch base with many of the bay area runners. stay with us throughout this newscast for our continuing coverage of this breaking story. we'll have another update in about 15 minutes. >>> our local and national web teams are also working right now to keep you up to the minute. we have images of the aftermath which have been edited to avoid the bloodiest scenes as well as raw video and interviews from eyewitnesses. it's there for you right now at nbcbayarea.com. >>> their pain is heartbreaking and their despair palpable. fo
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Apr 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
nor the press were allowed in and even the d.a.'s office is prohibited by law from talking about it. the family of audrie pott arrived for the detention hearing of the three suspects accused of sexually assaulting the 15-year-old. the hearing came one day after the pott family held a press conference to announce they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspects in civil court. the suit claims that the boys drove audrie to suicide after sexually assaulting her and taking pictures and showed them around school. her mother pleaded for the teens to be tried as adults. >> sexual crimes are not juvenile. sexual assault is an adult crime. these boys distributed the pictures to humiliate and further bully my daughter. >> reporter: the family spokesman thanked the public for its support had little else to say. >> everything in there has to be confidential. >> reporter: the district attorney's office also declined comment on this case citing confidentiali confidentiality. however, the attorney did clarify there are some juvenile offenses that are open to the public by law. >> the publi
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Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the law, there are legal concerns. >> it's when people's names start to be used and they say, oh, this person was it. and people start stating things that they don't really know as a fact. i mean, that's when we get into defamation. >> real world rules for an an n anonymous online community. >> the website says it does not support vigilante justice and people are innocent until proven guilty. reporting live in san francisco, jean ellie, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >> another bay area company is involved in this investigation. it produces a battery now linked to powering those bombs. let's bring in terry mcsweeney with our continuing coverage of the investigation and the developments. >> more than 1,000 fbi agents are tracking possible leads tonight. after they discovered remnants of the two bombs, investigators revealed inside the bomb was a battery made by tenergy. >> horrified, appalled, appalled and shocked the batteries are largely for toys. cars and trucks, and to see it used in such a way is just horrifying. >> the company sells tens of thousands of these batteries na
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Apr 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
are vowing to fight for tougher national gun laws. and that fight is not over. two senators held a town hall meeting in the south bay today, asking for voters' help to push congress to push forward on the matter. nbc bay area's kimberly teree has that story. >> obviously, gun violence and prevention of this violence in our country very much on the minds of my constituents. they certainly voiced their opinions about their deep, deep, deep disappointment. >> the amendment is not agreed. >> of what took place in the united states senate this week. we have moms demanding action. >> reporter: back from washington, representative anna eshoo hosted a town hall meeting in palo alto along with the chairman of the house task force on gun violence prevention. three days ago the senate rejected a bipartisan bill that would have required background checks for all gun purchases, including those made at gun shows. >> it's the first line of defense. now, if we have the background checks, does that mean no criminals will ever again get a gun? no. does it mean the dangerously ill will never again get guns? no
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Apr 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
on the individual, why he was allowed to travel abroad and yet there were no flags put on him overseas. >> law enforcement and intelligence agencies try to retrace the older brother's steps leading up to the bombing, all eyes are on boston where investigators hope they can get dzhokhar tsarnaev to talk soon. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> one of the runners in the boston marathon was one of the thousands at the lonn marathon paying tribute to the victims of the bombings. the nearly 40,000 runners stood in silence before the race. mark from seattle said today's race was a wonderful experience but last week's tragedy wasn't far from his mind. >> last monday my wife and i were about 200 yards from the finish at boston. and you know, the world fell apart in front of us. the second explosion is probably 100 yards, 100 meters ahead of us. it got very scary for a little while. >> reporter: organizers of the london marathon say they beefed up security for today's event but police say the city is safe and extra security was not in response to a specific direction. >>> new at 5:00, someone fired
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Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT
hearings going on. >> reporter: by law none of the parties involved can discuss a detention hearing held this morning for the three teenage suspects accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old audrie pott, because those suspects are considered minors. we do know that the pott family was present and that everyone was told by the judge that everyone needed to make sure no details got out. a short time later, the family cancelled a planned interview with nbc news today. yesterday audrie's mother, father and stepmother announced they filed a civil lawsuit against the three teens, saying by sexually assaulting audrie while she was drunk last labor day weekend and showing pictures of the assault at school, they drove the 15-year-old girl to suicide. in addition to the civil suit, the family is pushing hard to have the teen suspects tried as adults. >> these types of crimes are not juvenile. sexual assault is an adult crime. these boys distributed the pictures to humiliate and further bully my daughter. >> reporter: today the family spokesman reiterated the issue of confidentiality. >> everythin
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Apr 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
tighten laws against gun trafficking. >>> meantime california democrats taking their first step toward moving a package of gun-controlled bills through the state senate. a ban on sale of any semi automatic rifle that uses detachable ammunition magazines. activists on both sides of the issue say the plan goes beyond bans in other states. >>> speaking of bans, california's ban on gay conversion therapy for minors is now up for debate in federal court this morning. the ninth sector court of appeals, hearing arguments on whether the law is constitutional. now the law prohibits parents from sending their homosexual children to what's being called reparative therapy. supporters of the ban say it's ineffective and psychologically damaging for children but opponents argue the state is interfering with private family relationships. the judge's ruling is not expected for several weeks. >>> 6:36. we are watch iing the weather a we give you a live look outside. san francisco, look at that sunrise across the bay area, making way for a gorgeous day as well. let's check the forecast now with meteorol
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Apr 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
problems will not be solved with more stringent gun laws. live in pal low alto, nbc news. >> thank you. state's exhibit still ahead at 6:00, wait until you hear what is in the forecast for tomorrow. >> temperatures rise five degrees from today. tack on another five, that puts near the 90s for livermore and san jose. san francisco, mid-80s. detailed report after this. >>> a wildfire causes mandatory evacuations in southern california. just ahead, where it's burning and what investigators are saying about how it started. also -- >> every year i'm blown away by the support and participation. >>> thousands pound the pavement in honor of pat tillman. the run that took on even more special meaning this year. >>> hundreds of people gathered in the south bay to rep 15-year-old awe dree pots. friends and classmates came together at saratoga high school last night. she committed suicide after she was allegedly sexually assaulted and photos were spread through text messages and e-mails. friends say she didn't tell them how much the bullying was affecting them. they wish they would have known so t
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Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to the new rierms outlined in the proposed law. >>> starting today shoppers in san mateo county will have to remember to bring their own bags when they go to super markets. dozens of super markets will no longer give out plastic bags when you shop. if shoppers don't bring their own bag, they will be charged 10 cents for each paper one. some shoppers tell us they don't mind making the changes. >> i see lots of plastic bags fly away. i like this idea. >> but you have to remember to bring our your bag when you shop. >> i put in the car. >> reporter: good idea. several other stores will stop giving out plastic bags this summer. it plastic bags can still be used for produce, meet and prescriptions >>> zbreen is universal week. you'll notice the green peacock in the corner of your screen. >> some people marked the occasion by getting their hands a little dirty. volunteers turned out in force at the 3 1/2 acre land was converted from a junkyard to a farm. today it's a place with the community can grow and harvest their own vegetables an people can get in touch with nature. >> it's very optimisti
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Apr 17, 2013 4:30am PDT
the peninsula this morning. traffic officers from law enforcement agencies hitting the streets in millbrae as part of the program also known as s.t.e.p. on the lookout for people talking on cell phones and texting while driving. they'll be paying attention to right of way, stop sign violations and, of course, speeding. >>> christina loren mentioned windy out there. expecting more of that today, christina? >> today is the day we can timely give the wind a break and timely, especially at the coastline with those 70-mile-per-hour gusts, frequent gusts overnight. we will see a really, really calm second half of the day. so, finally, a break from the wind. it's so strong out there, you want to watch out for debris in the highway. winds are pretty strong, right at the immediate coast. a sustained speed of 23 miles per hour to start the day in novato. high-profile vehicle, you could likely get knocked around this morning. second half of the day, especially the evening commute, we're talking much better conditions. temperatures this morning are chilly. not as cold as yesterday. we hit the 30s yest
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Apr 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
as a potential terrorist. if it was a mistake or if the laws are insufficient or the fbi failed. we are at war with radical islamists and we need to up our gram. game. >> they interviewed him and found nothing significant. he spent six months in russia before returning to the states. >> investigators say they believe the older of the two suspects was not killed when he was shot by police but rather when his brother ran him over in a stolen car when escaping to a gun fight. they are asking to speak to the elder brother's wife. he leaves behind a wife and 3-year-old daughter. his widow, katherine russell tsarnaev did not talk to authorities when they visited the home where he was staying. he didn't act differently, they said, after the bombing. >>> hundreds of people gathered at the boston finish line to pay their respects to those killed and injured. the governor of massachusetts is asking people across the nation to observe a moment of silence at the time that first bomb went off. the one-minute silent tribute scheduled for 2:50 eastern, will be followed by the ringing of the bells in boston a
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Apr 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. military law gives commanding officers discretion on handling rape charges. he denied committing the first rape and charges against him in the second rape were later dropped. >>> it is a therapy that promises to help gay people turn straight. should it be allowed here in california? one federal court took on the controversial debate this morning. a nearly two-hour long hearing in san francisco debated the ban on gay conversion therapy for minors. that ban was supposed to go in effect on february 1. judges grilled both sides in the case that goes down to decide if the therapy is medical treatment that the state had the power to regulate. >> the evidence presented is all of the leading major medical organizations saying it has no scientific basis and has great risk to patients. >> you can't have it. that's why it is so unprecedented and a startling violation of the first amendment. >> what exactly happens in these gay conversion sessions? three men say they went through the therapy and one says it worked. >> reporter: peter was married for 28 years with two kids. >> i had a girlfriend and wa
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Apr 19, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. i can tell you in the lockdown turned boston in to almost a state of marshall law. in the public garden, we saw the swan boats were just sitting there. they were floating in the lag n lagoon. nobody was there. they have been a boston traditional for over 130 years. in the boston commons there were more s.w.a.t. teams than people. usually that's a place where workers and runners go by the thousands. the freedom trail, which is the red brick line that takes tourists and school children to all of the historic sites in this city, connected to the american revolution, no one was walking the freedom trail. it was a very unusual day. yet, even though people were inconvenienced, even though they were told to stay in their homes, people i talked to, brian, as the lockdown went on, they all said one thing, they didn't want the suspect to be killed when he was captured. they wanted him to be taken alive because they want answers as to why those two men did what they did to the city of boston, to the boston marathon and to this country because people don't understand how somebody could leav
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Apr 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
stores but not restaurants. the new law urges people to bring reusable bags. shoppers without bags will be charged 10 cents for each paper bag. plastic can be used for produce, meat and prescriptions. >>> let's check in with meteorologist jeff ranieri who picked a beautiful week to come back to work. >> a nice return across the bay area with temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. some of the hottest weather in the interior valleys where a bit of a north wind was enough to push you into the 90 degree territory. 90 in santa rosa. 92 in santa teresa. 91 in napa and 70 in santa cruz. the interesting thing about temperatures right now is not where it continues to be warm like in the south bay with plenty of low 80s. santa cruz 59 degrees. a surge of marine layer and clouds is cooling you off dramatically and that will be impacting everyone with huge cool downs coming our way this week. let's get a live look outside of our sky camera network. in san jose it is clear. not a lot in the way of gusty winds. in palo alto we are suffering with a little bit of haze in the atmosphere. and th
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Apr 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
from the spring of 2012, months before her death. the district says we are precluded by law from divulging the specifics of any counciling session with parents and students. we can say the issue of bullying was not the subject covered in those conversations, end quote. audrie hanged herself over a week after pictures of her alleged sexual assault spread throughout her high school. the three 16-year-old boys were arrested last week. two were dropped from the high school football team. as to why they were not suspended or expelled. education i a fundamental right. participation in sports is a privilege. they had more latitude and discretion when limiting privileges as opposed to rights. they could not expel or suspend the boys because the alleged incident had not happened on school grounds. if you would like to read all four pages of the school's response, we posted it on our website, nbcbayarea.com. today, the pott family attorney will be answering questions about the new legal claim. >>> it is 6:58. let's get a check on what's happening on wall street. scott mcgrew is here to tel
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Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
cities will ban plastic bags. customers that don't bring their own can buy paper bags for a dime. the law affecting grocery, convenience stores and pharmacies and other shops but not restaurants. plastic bags still available for produce and meats and prescription medicine. >>> earth day, we are going to be enjoying it outside. solar power. we are going to get a nice taste from the coast. temperatures starting to climb up as early as 9:00 and 10:00 this morning. morning t-shirt weather what we are talking about around the bay area. look at san francisco, fog free. the flag not moving around much at all. light winds. a slight offshore breeze. dry air being pushed out to the coast and our temperatures this morning pretty mild when you consider this is the time of day when you see the coolest temperatures waking up to mid and upper 50s for most areas. 62 degrees in fairfield right now. not much of a sea breeze throughout the day until about 3:00, 4:00. the heating inland will cause the air to rise up and turn on the air-conditioning right around 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. in the meantime, air
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Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
:03. a prominent defense attorney nighting to key her law license after being accused of smuggling a hit list out of jail. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live in san francisco with the punishment she now faces. >> reporter: lawyers for the state bar of california will argue here in san francisco today that attorney, lorna brown, should be disbarred for smuggling an alleged hit list out of an east bay jail on behalf of her client. having something like this happen is pretty rare. less than 1% of the state's attorneys were stripped of their licenses in 2011. according to the chauncey bailey project, attorney brown admitted she took notes from him while he was in jail. she said she thought they were love letters to a girlfriend or other notes intended for his mother. bay was a former leader of your black muslim bakery in oakland. he was convicted of ordering murders of three men. she said she passed the papers but it was a list against bay. no witnesses were harmed. brown agreed to a two-year suspension. that suspension was rejected by the supreme court of california. the new trial will dete
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Apr 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
to law enforcement in the coming hours, days and weeks. >> if you see something, say something, and that's what they're counting on, but the investigation obviously is just beginning here, and so much now. >> much more ahead on "nbc nightly news". -- >> bring out the best in others, the ones they seek to harm. >> right, there's still discussion obviously whether this was international terrorism or domestic terrorism. do you have a feeling on that? >> i this i this is one of those things you have to wait to play out. often there is a claim of responsibility quickly which we haven't seen yet. that could mean nothing. they say in those bombs they had bebes and ball bearings and i guess they asked one of the terrorism experts. as lester just the fbi special agent in charge they're processing live digital evidence right now. that is a priority. why the officials who spoke at that press conference, already they received tips, they're getting an awful lot of feedback from the general public as to what may have happened behind us yesterday afternoon. lester, we arrived here in the early evening
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Apr 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
, law enforcement officials are keeping a very close eye on the internet, specifically sites that show people how to make destructive devices. nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers has that part of the story, good morning. >> matt, good morning to you. regardless of who committed this atrocity it's clear these days that anyone with a grievance and the will can learn how to become a terrorist simply by going online. now authorities are trying to use some of these sites to their advantage. the latest evidence bomb makers have taken their teachings to the web this online al qaeda publication posted last month, a guide to carrying out terror attacks including detailed illustrated recipes for pressure cooker bombs, the kind investigators say was used in boston. >> the internet has brought terrorism to the web. it's made it go viral. anybody can look online and find out how to make a bomb. it is a frightening development. >> a similar terrorist manual, how to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom, was posted three years ago. prosecutors say it was used by this former muslim-am
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Apr 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
say there's between 5 and 15 deaths. also three to five firefighters remain missing. one law enforcement official previously unaccounted for has been found. he is now in serious condition at a local hospital. back to you. >> gabe gutierrez in west, texas for us earlier this morning. earlier we spoke to derek hurt. he's the guy who reported the dramatic moment of the explosion. on the tape you can hear the panic in his daughter's voice as she screams, i can't hear, i can't hear. so i began by asking derek how everyone is doing this morning? >> good. her inner ear is a little sore, but other than that, we do have our full hearing back. >> you were driving in the area, you saw the flames initially. during they were coming from that fertilizer plant? or did you think they were coming from something else? >> we thought maybe it was the high school. we drove over to check it out and saw that it was the fertilizer plant burning. we were going to shoot a little video of it and get out of there. we just didn't make it out in time. >> can you give me an idea how close you were to the b
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Apr 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
in consultation with mayor thomas menino, governor patrick. every single one of the law enforcement partners that were involved in this operation, we examined all of the facts, and came to the conclusion that at that point in time, at that juncture, we felt that either the suspects had fled the area or there was not enough specific information to keep the city in . . . . . . . our inquiry. >> but based on the fact that the government of russia contacted the united states, whether the fbi found something or not, do you think the boston police department should have been made aware of that situation, a guy like that living in your community? >> well, let me stress, matt, i >> let me stress, matt, i don't have specific information about the international conversations that were going on, but i can tell you we are looking at everything and that will be certainly part of the review. >> boston police commissioner ed davis. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >>> now here's savannah. >>> we are learning more about the suspects this morning as investigators dig in to their past for clues. today
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Apr 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> there has been so much conversation yet, but tonight law enforcement officials say they are getting some responses. nbc's pete williams has more on that, and more on how the intense manhunt came to an end on friday. >> reporter: though he lies under guard in a boston hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds, including one to throat, federal officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev is beginning to respond to a few questions from a team of federal investigators. he is being questioned for brief periods, officials say, because of his condition, and he is responding mostly in writing. but he has difficulty speaking because of his throat wound, which some investigators say could be the result of a suicide attempt. newly released video from police helicopter shows how he was arrested. an armored vehicle with a robotic arm tore away a tarp covering a bet on a backyard trailer where he was hiding friday night. in this thermal image, the heat from his body clearly shows him lying in the boat. agents threw in small stun grenades, and a short time later he was under arrest. police radio relayed the
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Apr 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
're following. in cooperation with u.s. officials, canadian law enforcement officials say they have foiled a plot to blow up a passenger train. what can you tell me about that? >> reporter: a passenger train, matt, from new york to ontario. it would be on canada's version of amtrak. they got onto it lastfall when they got a tip from the ka madian muslim community. authorities have been watching these two men closely since then. they say the plot was inspired by al qaeda in iran which they say was providing, quote, direction and guidance. now according to officials in both the u.s. and canada this plot never got to the stage of acquiring explosives, but even so he, these officials say the two men have both the intent and the capability of following through with it, matt. >> frightening possibility. thanks very much. >>> we are following two major stories this morning when it comes to flying. federal officials are putting on hold a new rule that would allow small knives back on planes. it was supposed to take effect on thursday but it has received strong opposition from flight crews and some
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Apr 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
on teen drivers statewide if they are signed into law. one would apply to drivers who get their license at 18 or 19. those drivers would have to go through a 30 hour driver education course and six hours of professional driving training. they would also be subject to the same one-year nighttime driving and passenger restrictions that younger drivers already face. >>> another bill by assemblyman jim frasier of oakley, which changed the nighttime driving restrictions for 16 and 17 years old to 10:00 p.m., it would also increase the age for passengers to 21 years ochld the rules would be lifted when the driver turns 18. >>> asking siri to send your text messages while driving doesn't appear to be any safer than sending them yourself. a new study in texas suggests hands-free texting behind the wheel is just as dangerous as regular texting. "usa today" reports the study found the driver took twice as long to react to a hazard compared to when they were not texting and spent less time looking at the road no matter which kind of texting they were doing. >>> right now an interesting story to up
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Apr 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
laws are insufficient or the fbi failed but we are at war with radical islamists and we need to up our game. >> at some point, they have nothing. you can't ask them to do something with nothing. >> in the meantime, the 19-year-old younger brother who survived is in a hospital in boston. he is being questioned by the high value detainee interrogation group. those questions and his answers for the first 48 hours without a miranda warning not admission i believe in court. prosecutors say they have plenty more evidence to convict him. laura? >>> thank you very much. the bombings resonating worldwide, not a tribute to here in the united states. the runners in london holding their own memorial. yesterday, 36,000 runners stood in silence for 30 seconds before the beginning of the race. that race was held under some extremely tight security. in fact, officials say police presence was increased by 40% over previous years. they point out that extra security was meant to reassure the public and was not a response to a specific threat. >> 5:44 this morning. relief crews are rushing food, water, an
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